How-To: Paint with light

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How-To: Paint with light

Our friends at Photojojo give us a step-by-step tutorial on how to paint with light. All you need is a camera with manual exposure control, a tripod, things that glow, dark clothing, and a dark space.

If you have enough time, you can create a stunning stop-frame animation, or even write out your marriage proposal across a few city blocks. [via Lifehacker]


HOW TO – stop motion light painting

10 thoughts on “How-To: Paint with light

  1. Richard Davies says:

    This is fantastic! Got a friend who has made some light art although the camera he has got is very expensive :(

  2. Richard Williams says:

    Is this done with an iPhone?

  3. Ceiling Lights says:

    It appears to have been created in Photoshop but to give the appearance of a neon night, if you are looking for a lighting effect like this but with a real light then you can find many of them online, in a wide range of styles, shapes & technologies!

  4. Liam says:

    Yeah, this is some Photoshop magic, still video amused me for a couple of minutes . . .

  5. Lighting System says:

    Cool effect thanks!

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Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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